Gorge Soccer Association

All in the Family!

Gorge Soccer Association

Footballers of the Week
The Pakos Family
 

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Pictured - Geoff, Hayden, Ashlyn and Linda

Nominated by Gorge Soccer Association the Pakos family are this week’s Footballers of the Week.  If you have followed this honour on our collective websites you might have noticed that the honour rotates between youth and adult but in this case the lines are blurred because the family spans generations and is involved with more than one organization. 

For this reason it is hard to know where to begin so we will begin with Linda Pakos, the proud mum and proud grandma.  She is the most recent board member to join the Lower Island Soccer Association and her volunteer hours are already making an impact with the board.  Linda can regularly be found at the soccer field cheering for her family.

George Pakos the grandad is a former Canadian international soccer player. His goals were crucial in Canada qualifying for its only FIFA World Cup finals to date, in 1986.

The children, Matt and Geoff, both started their youth career with Gorge Soccer Association and later graduated to the LISA Metro program.  Geoff, besides coaching one of his daughters also plays and coaches for Gorge Division 3B Gorge Us Guys.

The grandchildren have all played or presently play (except for Sophia born this past summer).  Robert 16, played for Gorge for many years until, at 6 ft 4 in,  basketball became his first sport, Mariah 13, who lives in Vancouver played for a number of seasons. Hayden, aged 7, plays U-10 for Gorge and is coached by her dad Geoff.  Ashlyn, aged 10, plays U-12 Gold for Gorge.  Ashlyn also had the honour of escorting Christine Sinclair out onto the field during last summer’s Women’s World Cup.  She was named Player of the Year for 2015 by the Highlanders (Whitecaps) youth program.  Their mom Sabrina performs, probably the most important job, keeping everyone’s schedule and making sure everyone gets to where they have to be and at the correct time!

An inspiring soccer family whose time and energy knows no bounds.  Thanks for all you do Pakos Family!


Gorge's 30th Annual Mini Jamboree

Gorge Soccer Association

Gorge is proud to host again to host our 30th annual year-end mini jamboree for u8-u11 Boys and Girls  teams at Ham[ton Park.

The tournament will be held on March 12th and 13th at Hampton park.

Format is a jamboree format with each team will play a minimum of three games over the two days. 

**** DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION = MARCH 1st

For more information or questions please contact  - info@gorgesoccer.ca

To register your team online click here: 2015/6 Year-end Jamboree


Inagural Gorge Scholarships

Gorge Soccer Association

Gorge Members (incl. Pooled Players)

This is our first communication with regards to our new inaugural Gorge Scholarship.  It is targeted for graduating players; however we will be open to scholarship applications from senior players, coaches, officials, and volunteers.

Two (2) scholarships in the amount of $500.00 each may be awarded annually – targeted to a female and male youth players - by the Gorge Soccer Association. Recipients of the scholarships will be determined by Gorge’s Scholarship Committee  

Our primary requirement is … Applicants must have played three (3) or more years with an affiliated Gorge team and/or must be currently participating within Gorge in a specific capacity. Priority is given to individuals currently playing youth soccer, but participation may also be as a senior player, coach, official or volunteer.

http://www.gorgesoccer.ca/forms/Form-GorgeScholarshipApplication.pdf



Gorge Development Academy - Winter Phase

Gorge Soccer Association

Welcome to our second of three Development Programs for the 2015/16 Soccer season. Following the CSA Long-Term Player Development plan, the Gorge Soccer Association will provide extra development opportunities for players of all levels to improve their technical and tactical skills.

Our Winter program is a free 5 week program that gives our competitive players, showing a strong desire and commitment, the opportunity to enhance their skills within the club.

AGE

DATES

TIME

LOCATION

U8 Boys

Thursdays, Feb. 4 – March 3

5 – 6 p.m.

Hampton Cage

U9/10 Boys

Thursdays, Feb. 4 – March 3

5 – 6 p.m.

Hampton Turf

U11 Boys

Mondays, Feb. 1 - 29

5 – 6 p.m.

Hampton Cage

U8 Girls

Tuesdays, Feb. 2 – March 1

5 – 6 p.m.

Hampton Cage

U9/10 Girls

Wednesdays, Feb. 3 – March 2

5 – 6 p.m.

Hampton Cage

U11 Girls

Wednesdays, Feb. 3 – March 2

6 – 7 p.m.

Hampton Cage

The primary focus of our Winter program will be on individual technical skills, speed, coordination, agility, passing/receiving and small sided games. Players will be grouped with like-minded and like-skilled peers. 

Link to Registration 


Gorge's 30th Annual Mini Jamboree

Gorge Soccer Association

Gorge is proud to host again to host our 30th annual year-end mini jamboree for u8-u11 Boys and Girls  teams at Ham[ton Park.

The tournament will be held on March 12th and 13th at Hampton park.

Format is a jamboree format with each team will play a minimum of three games over the two days. 

**** DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION = MARCH 1st

For more information or questions please contact  - info@gorgesoccer.ca

To register your team online click here: 2015/6 Year-end Jamboree


Upcoming Youth Events

Gorge Soccer Association

Youth members

A very brief snapshot of things happening at Gorge Soccer over the next few weeks (months).  More details to come from Executive/Coordinators.

- Team Photos - mark February 6 & 7th for team pictures – details coming

- Gorge u8/9/10/11 Jamboree - mark March 12 & 13 for Gorge year-end Jamboree

- Gorge TimBits "More Than Goals" Jamboree - April 9th 930-11am

- Gorge u12-u18 Banquet - April 14th - details to come


Gorge Loses Another Builder/Alumni

Gorge Soccer Association

November 17, 2015

Gorge has lost another great support, builder, manager and alumni tonight ... Ron McClure (Ronnie Mac).

Ron has been around the club as long as I can remember … going back to when he was involved with his son Cam’s team back in early 70’s ... I happened to play in the same age group with them.

Ron and Dunc McCaig helped take the 1960's Gorge Gold team to greater things over the next few years.   

We have Ron & his wife Bev to thank for many things … but one thing I remember was a decade or so ago when club members had to volunteer to help at Tillicum Bingo to get gaming money for the club - Ron & Bev would volunteer at Bingo Hall for all members of the club, so no one else would have to.

He was a great team official, manager, executive and Gorge supporter.   I don’t have to tell you how much the club meant to Ron and Ron meant to the club.  The field house was named in his honor because of his work for the club.

I fondly remember seeing him most Saturday mornings for coffee at the club and he was always being happy, friendly and ready to help.

Ron was also lucky enough to see a number of his grandchildren playing for his beloved Gorge.

Gorge’s thoughts and wishes are with his family and friends.

Brad